Choosing the right place to do your degree is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. So you need to know what makes University Centre Croydon so special…
Small class sizes: we’ll treat you as an individual
You’ll be taught in a group of 15-20 students rather than being one of hundreds in a huge, impersonal lecture theatre. This means you'll get far more contact time with your tutors and your learning will be individually tailored to your needs.
Tutor contact: as much time as you need
Outside lectures, you'll get contact time with your lecturers in a warm and friendly environment. All our courses are built around student-staff contact, you'll never be just a name on a list: you'll know your tutors and they'll know you.
Value for money: we’re affordable
Our tuition fees are significantly lower than those of many other institutions in the London region with the added advantage that Croydon also has a lower cost of living compared to central London.
Cutting-edge facilities: we’re ahead of the game
At University Centre Croydon our facilities are second to none. You'll have access to a dedicated Higher Education library, 2,000 Macs and PCs and all the latest industry-standard equipment.
Thumbs up from the Quality Assurance Agency
The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) is the independent body entrusted with monitoring, and advising on standards and quality in UK Higher Education. The QAA checks how well colleges and universities meet their responsibilities, identifies good practice and makes recommendations for improvement. The QAA review carried out in May 2014 showed the University Centre Croydon meets all expectations.
However, we never rest on our laurels so we’re already working on an action plan for ways to improve our provision even further. You can read our plan and the QAA report here.
QAA Final Report 2014
QAA HER Action Plan
Top University Degrees
University Centre Croydon has excellent university partnerships in place so we can offer you degree programmes awarded by the prestigious University of Sussex and London Metropolitan University.
University Centre Croydon is in the centre of Croydon town, a thriving 330,000-strong multicultural community with strong African, Caribbean and Asian influences, and links with many other ethnic communities. No wonder it’s known as London’s ‘third city’.
Our central location means the bars, shops, restaurants, leisure and sporting facilities Croydon has to offer are right on your doorstep. Fairfield Halls, South London’s premier arts, culture, entertainment and conference centre, is also just minutes away from the campus.
Croydon is London’s best-connected borough, and transport links are excellent, with Trains, trams and buses stopping right outside the University Centre. Central London is only a 12-minute train journey away and it takes just 19 minutes to get to Gatwick Airport.
Croydon also has London’s only tram network, transporting over 276 million people each year. The East London Line tube extension links up with West Croydon train station, creating a direct connection to the technology and cultural hubs of Shoreditch and Hoxton.
Shopping, nightlife, bars and pubs
Croydon is one of the UK’s largest commercial centres and has been a focus for shopping in the South East since the 13th century when Surrey Street Market was first established.
The two enclosed shopping centres in Croydon’s large pedestrian shopping area are the Whitgift and Centrale, which, together, boast over 200 stores, including many major retailers. Plus, there’s more shopping on the way – Croydon will soon be home to a £50m Westfield shopping complex.
Croydon’s nightlife is as good as anything on offer in central London and attracts some 20,000 revellers every weekend. Restaurants, brasseries, bistros and cafés offer cuisine from around the world. An evening out wouldn’t be complete without visiting at least one of the town’s range of bars, nightclubs and traditional pubs.
When you’ve taken in as many entertainment, dining and retail opportunities as you can handle and you want to get away from it all, the town also boasts over 300 parks for fresh air and relaxation.
Croydon really does have it all!